We will be starting Training back up November 2nd 2015
Basic Gun Dog Training
We start with basic obedience sit, stay and heel including on and off lead obedience and steadiness. We do Force Hold and Fetch using praise, treats and gentle corrections. Marking singles on land and water up to 100 yards using birds, bumpers, ducks, and decoys on different types of land and water terrains. Marking will teach your dog to focus on the fall and not just using its nose. In addition, we introduce the puppy/dog to launchers, bumper boys, a training pistol and shot gun sounds.
Each dog is different and will learn at a its own pace so the time period your dog will be with us will depend on it’s natural ability to hunt and willingness to learn new things. After training, your retriever will be ready to hunt over and/or compete in AKC Junior or UKC Started level Hunt Tests. I am not doing advanced level training at this time, but have other trainers I trust and can give you their contact information.
Here are just a few of the dogs I have Trained
Not all the dogs we train run hunt test some are hunting buddies and some are family pets that come for basic obedience and socialization :-)
UKC Champion Stormy C's Kissamabutt WC
"KISSA" is co-owned by Stormy C and C.R. Labradors
and lives with Lisa, Brad and Olivia Pree
UKC BIMBS/BISS GrCh
Enterprise's Great Adventure WC, CGC (3 SHR Passes) Owned by Stormy C
So proud of this group! All three dogs ran for the first time together in back to back weekends and received their SHR title with 4 straight passes
" Barefoot Moses from Hawk-N's" ,
Owned by Brian Phelps and Fred Simmons - Barefoot Labs Conover North Carolina
Submitted by: Brian L Phelps on Mar 29, 2012Carole is a good lady. She has trained 2 of my labs and owns another one that is now running hunt tests at 7 months. I like what she has done well enough that I'm getting ready to send another girl out to her in May.
Carole has been helpful in completing some genetic testing for my dogs. She shares info about progress, successes and challenges that the dogs are facing. Occasionally, I've gotten photos and videos of their training.
Carole does a fine job. Brian
"Ellie Mae" Owners - Kirby and Angie Looper - Hamburg IL
Submitted by: Kirby and Angie Looper on Mar 17, 2012
Ellie, British Lab, 9 months. We had Carole train Ellie for hunting and obedience, we are very pleased with the level of training. We will be recommending her to anyone.
"Mitch" is owned by, Lisa, Brad and Olivia Pree
Mitch is a Misty x Curtis pup
UKC Grand Champion SHR C.R. Labrador's Misty Morning Dew JH RN CGC
RO1,RO2, RO3 SHR, Grand Champion CHILBROOK HIGH HOPE CGC ("Hope")
Bred, owned, handled and loved by Debby Kay - Click on Hopes name to go to her home page at Chilbrook.
UKC BISS Grand Champion SHR Shadowmyst C.R. Ace of Hearts "Dealer"
Co-owned with Julie McVay Reeves at Shadowmyst Labradors
UKC Champion SHR Barefoot Peppermint Patty
Owned and bred by Brian Phelps and Fred Simmons Barefoot Labs- I now co-own this wonderful girl with them.
This is "O" Can. CH / UJJ UKC Grand CH Casbar's The Big O JH CGC, TDI
If you are interested in this amazing boy as stud please click on his link above to go to Lynneville Labradors
Pictured with his owner John
Submitted by: JT Gunter on Jul 02, 2010 Carole and C.R. Labradors is someone who I will use time and time again as well as promote fellow hunters whose dogs need further help in the field. I contacted Carole about waterfowl retrieval and upland bird basic training and she did amazing work with my 16 month old lab. I was the only one who had worked with my pup and I am no dog trainer. I told her what I wanted out of a hunting dog and in only 4 weeks of Carole working with him daily, I believe I have that. My pup is excited when I get out the training bumpers and birds and is going to be ready for the field this fall to harvest waterfowl and upland birds. Carole truly loves what she does, and even gets attached to the animals and treats them as if they are her own pets, not just a job. Great job with Gunner Carole, looking forward to working with you again.
Submitted by: Amber & J.R. Dreher on Dec 19, 2010 My husband and I made contact with Caroel at C.R. Labradors after doing some research on dog trainers in our area. Carole was very easy to reach and her schedule was always flexible. We decided to leave our two year old Chocolate Lab with Carole after visiting her facility. Carole treats each dog as if it is her own. Our dog "Zoey" is our family pet and hunting dog; therefore we wanted her in an environment that made her feel at home. "Zoey" was very timid with little confidence when we left her with Carole. We came to visit "Zoey" every couple of weeks. Every visit we seen a dramatic improvement in "Zoey". She stayed for 60 days. We are very excited to have such a great dog that is ready to work in the field for us. We highly recommend C.R. Labradors we could not be any happier.
Amber and J.R.
Thank You Carol!
Rebekkah and Betsy